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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 April 2006

Fight for jobs at Manchester Airport

Lynn Worthington, Socialist Alternative candidate, Baguley ward, ManchesterOVER 150 jobs are to go at Manchester Airport. Part-owned by the very same councils who are hiking the council tax which built up the airport, they're now announcing these job losses. Many workers will wonder is this preparation for further privatisation?

Lynn Worthington, Socialist Alternative candidate, Baguley ward, Manchester (pictured left)

Airport bosses sent in some managers to try to break the strength of the unions at the airport. They did that with lies and false promises. Now, they've decided to remerge the different companies these managers created!

They are not only getting rid of these managers, they are threatening the jobs of many other workers. Is this a backdoor means to privatise the airport?

Bosses made big job cuts after an unsuccessful strike by security and other staff. This shows the need for a generalised cross-union campaign to defeat the job cuts and fight off the threat of full privatisation.

Airport workers tell us that security has been left to young job-seekers press-ganged into the very low pay and bad conditions which the unions fought against. On poverty pay and horrific hours, how can management expect casualised security staff to effectively prevent a terrorist attack?

An agency cleaner told us that management now demand that cleaners check the planes for bombs! Trade unions at the airport are holding a series of meetings to discuss the attacks. A reliable source tells us that management are intimidating staff, calling in workers to harangue them. These are the same managers holding seminars on bullying at work!

One of the biggest employers in Greater Manchester is preparing the ground for all-out war against its workforce. In the past, Manchester Airport provided jobs for workers across Manchester. Through their local authority positions, New Labour hold a massive stake in the airport, so what have they got say about this latest crisis?

Socialist Party members will be arguing for a mass movement of airport workers, the trade unions, and the wider community to fight all job losses. The fight against unemployment is the fight for the right to work on living wages.

Airport workers tell us that in the past the first in line for better-then-average redundancy payments included current Labour councillors. What an argument for a socialist alternative, and a Socialist Alternative on the council!

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In The Socialist 6 April 2006:

'We're fighting back'

Stop this privatisation

Fight to defend pensions

"The most solid strike ever"

Support grows for campaign for new workers' party

Socialist Party councillors make a difference

Fight for jobs at Manchester Airport

Coventry - re-elect Rob Windsor!

Haggerston school keeps on fighting

Leaders' timewasting tactics

Public services not private profit

When the generals prepared to seize power in Britain

Mass protests continue in France but what next?

When Jack met Condi, thousands protested

Iraq three years on

United Socialist Party wins election seat

Brazil: Successful Socialismo Revolucionario congress

Sharon's policies without Sharon

World Social Forum in Karachi

Message from the Parti Sosialis Malaysia


 

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